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MUA’s campaign to counter Chevron labor attacks goes global with help from ILWU & other allies

MUA’s campaign to counter Chevron labor attacks goes global with help from ILWU & other allies

The MUA is working closely with the ITF, the ILWU and other allies on a global education campaign to show why Chevron – not workers – is responsible for bloated budgets and growing delays on a massive natural gas project in northwestern Australia

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‘Fight for 15’ wins historic wage increase in Seattle

‘Fight for 15’ wins historic wage increase in Seattle

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously on June 2 to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 hour. The minimum wage ordinance, which more than doubles the current federal minimum wage, was an important victory for labor activists and puts Seattle in the forefront of national efforts to address income inequality by raising the wage floor for the city’s lowest paid workers

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Tribute sculpture for former ILWU President Jimmy Herman at SF’s Pier 27 moves forward

Tribute sculpture for former ILWU President Jimmy Herman at SF’s Pier 27 moves forward

On June 10th the Port of San Francisco was presented with a gift agreement for the James R. Herman Tribute Sculpture that will be placed at the Pier 27 cruise ship terminal

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Longshore Safety Committee is negotiating for more protection against deadly hazards

Longshore Safety Committee is negotiating for more protection against deadly hazards

We opened our safety negotiations by telling employers that we need a stronger Safety Code to protect everyone on the docks

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Press release: PMA & ILWU Provide Update on Contract Talks

Negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports are continuing.

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ALJ preliminary decision on alleged slowdowns at ICTSI terminal puts worker safety at risk

ALJ preliminary decision on alleged slowdowns at ICTSI terminal puts worker safety at risk

The ruling, either by ignorance or by total indifference to safety on the docks, puts longshore workers in the position of having to either perform work in a manner that puts lives at risk or be accused of hard timing

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Book Review: Save Our Unions

Book Review Save Our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress  By Steve Early Monthly Review Press, 2013) Veteran labor journalist and rank-and-file union activist, Steve Early, brings over 40 years of experience and insights to his new collection of essays, Save Our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress. Early’s collection of short articles [&hellip

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Longshore solidarity delegations walk the line in Pacific Northwest

Longshore solidarity delegations walk the line in Pacific Northwest

A solidarity delegation of members from ILWU Locals 10 and 13 joined the ILWU Longshore Locals from the Pacific Northwest in Portland and Vancouver, WA the weekend of May 3rd

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Dedication honors ILWU leader LeRoy King

Dedication honors ILWU leader LeRoy King

On May 17, 2014, LeRoy King received permanent recognition when the City dedicated their 108 year-old carousel in his honor.s

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ILWU members & friends volunteer to clean-up Oakland neighborhoods & build public support

ILWU members & friends volunteer to clean-up Oakland neighborhoods & build public support

Residents of Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood woke up Saturday morning, May 3rd, to find dozens of ILWU volunteers busy cleaning their streets

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